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A smokey sunset at Flathead Lake July 16th. (Fullerton Photo)
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Smoke Bothers Western Montanans

Fires in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and British Columbia, Canada, are pouring smoke into Western Montana.

Officials say there are at least 25 forest fires in British Columbia, Washington state fires includes the 7,000 acre Carlton Fire and Oregon has over 110,000 acres on fire, including the Pittsburgh Fire, the Bridge 99 Complex, the Pine Creek Complex and the Waterman Complex

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The crew wraps the Blue Mountain Lookout as a precaution. (USFS Photo)
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Lolo Complex is 60 Percent Contained, Public Meeting August 27

The Lolo complex of fires is now 60 percent contained, according to Information Officer Tom Kempton. The public can hear the latest on the fire fighting at a meeting Tuesday, August 27, at 7 p.m. at the Lolo Elementary School

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A satellite view of a smoke plume Friday afternoon, August 16. (NCAR/NOAA/GOES)
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Wind Blows Smoke into Bitterroot Valley

As predicted, forest fire smoke is being brought to the valley by afternoon winds.

Friday afternoon, the south end of the Bitterroot Valley was invaded by a huge volume of smoke from wilderness forest fires, including the Gold Pan Complex

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Pony Forest Fire
Pony Complex forest fire is sending smoke to the Bitterroot Valley. (USFS Photo)
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Bitterroot Valley Forest Fire Smoke Coming from Boise Area

Forest fire smoke in the Bitterroot Valley is not coming from any fires on the Bitterroot National Forest. Instead, the forests southeast of Boise are full of fire and winds have brought heavy smoke into our area

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photo by Peter Christian
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Smoke From Weekend Fires Not Hazardous in Missoula [AUDIO]

Even though smoke from various fires burning in Western Montana, Idaho and Washington poured into the Missoula valley over the weekend, authorities with the Missoula County Health Department said conditions were not hazardous.

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The Papoose Fire on July 16. (USFS Photo)
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Smoke and Flames – Forest Fire Update – Friday July 19

The largest forest fire in the area is on the Salmon-challis National Forest - the Papoose Fire (see photo). It is over 5,000 acres and is burning in steep, rocky, inaccessible areas along the Middle Fork of the Salmon River

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West Mullan Fire
Photo courtesy of Inciweb.org
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Wildfire Smoke a Concern for Missoula Health Department [AUDIO]

With wildfires burning both east and west of Missoula, it was inevitable that smoke would settle in the valley. Early Thursday morning the smoke veiled the mountains, but began to dissipate as the weather warmed.

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smoke in Bitterroot Valley
This photo was taken in the late afternoon during the Ravalli County Fair from the East Side Highway. (Fullerton Photo)
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KLYQ’s Ravalli County News Story of 2012 – Smoke

In mid-August, the air monitor at the Ravalli County Courthouse in Hamilton reached the level "Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups." It got worse during the next few weeks.

The reason - forest fires.

Forest fires in Idaho had been growing rapidly, some with massive amounts of bug-killed trees

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October 16, fresh snow up Canyon Creek in the Bitterroot Mountains. (KLYQ Photo)
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Bitterroot and Idaho Get Rain and Snow

Some rain is nice. Fresh snow on the mountains, too.

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A deer is having a Sunday evening meal on the west end of Hamilton. (KLYQ Photo)
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The Autumn World Returns to the Bitterroot

A quiet Sunday evening.

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